Thursday, May 19, 2011
Snooky Young: It's the Way That You Do It
Snooky Young died May 11. Longtime observers of Kansas City's scene remember the trumpeter's association with Count Basie. Classic rock fans might recall Young from his role in Martin Scorsese's film The Last Waltz. (That's him behind Levon Helm at the 2:17 mark.) The rest of the world knew Young through his long association with The Tonight Show band. His performance in the embedded clip demonstrates that Young didn't forsake the Kansas City sound for television.